Concha is a vine that grows prolifically in humid cavern environments and thrives on the glow of luminescent lichens. The sun, however, is too harsh for it and it shrivels and dies. It grows large leaves which are often used for wrapping packages and foods. The vine itself is quite fibrous and it can be unraveled and wound into ropes and twines.
These pale-skinned fruits are grown in humid caverns by the light of phosphorescent lichens. They have a sweet, but fairly bland flavor. A variation of the melon is the spotted kwanjii which can be grown only in certain soils. It has a stronger, more earthy flavor which some enjoy and others detest. The spotted kwanjii is often used in certain brews.
Though some varieties of the luminescent lichens shed a constant light, others go through cycles which can replicate the cycle of day and night—though they are not always concurrent with the outer world.
Beryl berries grow thick in the rocky soil outside of Ledgrim and parties of foragers often brave the open daylight skies to gather buckets of them to make into preserves.
They are called beryl berries because their green coloration is similar to that of the mineral after which they are named. They have a mostly sweet, but slightly tart flavor, similar to the wild huckleberry of Earth.